The only cultural reference I have for the 1950s is watching the women from Mad Men wear cute but kind of restricting dresses. But thanks to this video of Jax Beach, now I can see where those women with painful fashion would go on vacation!
YouTube user Jeff Altman shared a video his grandfather shot sometime during the 1950s. It shows Jax Beach with old timey cars ON THE BEACH (lol what a time), a busy boardwalk and TWO ferris wheels! I'm kind of mad. Can 2018 Jax Beach get at least one?
There's also footage of Marineland and the beach it sits on (more of that painful fashion -- but swimsuits!).
Watch the video and see the nostalgia for yourself.